Stephen Neil Gill
Artist Statement
Bio / Awards / Shows


Artist Statement/Bio
Photographic Images
Painting Drawing Mixed Media

From the time I could walk my parents would take me to the New York City museums, dad was a talented commercial logo artist during the "madmen" advertising era conceiving the original Coca Cola logo among many others. Mid Century Modern always captured my attention and imagination. As a young boy I would sit for long periods of time mesmerized by the shapes, colors, and composition.
I pursue a fragmented, multiple task effort working on several pieces simultaneously in two main arenas of concentration, mid century modern from the viewpoint of a contemporary outsider all mediums, and photography, pOp surreal, conceptual, instant film, in digital and analog execution.

I Define My Art Style as
 Mid Century Modern Contemporary Outsider.
Bare minimal highlighted by negative space to complex psychedelic presentations incorporating  concepts, theories  and prevalent themes.
The mid century style stems form iconic influences Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Adolf Gottlieb, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Sol Lewitt, Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Richard Tuttle and numerous others, then branches out to take form from the viewpoint of a contemporary outsider, raw, brut, primitive in nature with strokes of Joan Miro, Karel Appel and Eugenio Cuttica.
The primitive aspect of my work is an inherited trait. Reference 30,000 BC Paleolithic Shaman Artist, painting images of animals deep within European caves. Psychology/Biology seepage duly noted.

PHOTOGRAPHY
I revel in the astral projection of
my mind through the lens of the camera
bathing in the light

SERIES CONCENTRATIONS
pOp Dolls
Concept Images
Instant Film
Portraits with Plushies



Artists Statement

pOp Dolls

2005-2016

 During my 11 year stay in Los Angeles and Palm Springs California 1997-2008 refuge and comfort were found at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Hollywood Blvd. It was there an affinity and devotion to the style of pop surrealism / lowbrow was formed.

2005 the first "pOp doll" was born.

 A population of pOp dolls followed containing gene traits of Blythe, Barbie, Bratz, Living Dead, and Pullip, each Pop Doll having its own unique look and personality. No two pOp dolls are the same with the exception of the Siamese twins. Numerous editing steps are taken during conception, birth, and growth. Complex technical information is purposely omitted to insure individual traits. It would be an extremely difficult task to reproduce a pOp Doll except if it was cloned at birth.

 

Muses participating in this series of portraits communicated in advance to select clothing, accessories, and props. Exterior and interior locations of home and apartment sets were carefully planned. We collaborated on pre-production details to highlight aspects of personality, taste, interests, and skills, weaving their story as collaborators. Post production was executed by me. The photo sessions were always fun and interesting with the ultimate goal of producing a new, unique, refreshing pOp doll portraits for the muse and photographer.

 

All 200 pOp dolls are up for adoption seeking warm, safe, loving, caring homes, either temporary or permanent. Well behaved, never getting into trouble, and playing well with others describes their disposition. Pop Dolls have a lot of heart and can be recruited for worthy charitable causes.  





Awards / Shows





1974
Katonah Gallery New York

1975
Kodak Award

1975
Kodak Gallery NYC

1979
Arts and Flowers Gallery NYC

1984
Nine Astral Projections
 Crystal Pavilion
Mussavi Gallery NYC

2003
Outpost Contemporary LA CA

2004
LA Contemporary LA CA

2011
Act Gallery Ft. Myers FL

2011
Bob Rauschenburg Gallery
 Fort Myers Florida

2013
Fifity Artists
Denver CO

2015
Organelles
POPT Gallery Italy

2015
Pop Dolls
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Tampa Florida

2016
Owlstand Online Gallery
London England

2017
Articulata
DKO Gallery
Zurich Switzerland

2017
Novus Conceptum
Hannah Bacol Busch
Bellaire Texas

2018
Ebb and Flow
Pop Dolls
Museum of Digital Fine Arts
Online



anne darlene, photo credit, california
"California" Photo: Anne Darlene



Please Inquire for 
Purchase and Commission
  Information
stephengill@live.com

Online Representation
Some of My Work Can be
Found on the Following Sites

www.saatchiart.com
www.vangoart.com
www.zatista.com
www.owlstand.com
www.artslant.com
www.popt.com

www.artsyhome.com
www.ebay.com
www.amazon.com
www.artebooking.com
www.theartstack.com
www.chairish.com
www. abstractart.gallery.com









photo credit, anne darlene,
Rauschenberg Gallery Fort Myers Florida Photo:: Anne Darlene








stephen neil gill, home studio,
"Home Studio Cape Coral Florida" Photo: Anne Darlene








group show, 2015. fmpoa,
Group Show FMOPA 2015 Photo: Anne Darlene

















At Home in Lanai Photo Anne Darlene 2018